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Tom Ford Beauty Cream Cheek Color Pink Sand for Summer 2015

April 27, 2015

Tom Ford Beauty has released a Cream Cheek Color for summer called Pink Sand ($65 for 0.17 0z/5 g, made in Canada). It’s a luminous soft pink gold blush that gives my medium/olive skin a soft glow that comes cased in a small white and gold mirrored compact. There is enough color that you can see the pink color but on my complexion I find it performs more like a highlighter shade rather than a traditional blush. The effect is similar to the glow NARS Orgasm gives minus the frost and minus the peachy tone. Pink Sand is multi-dimensional so depending on how the light hits it sometimes you will see more of the pink base, other times you will see more of the gold shimmer. I love how it gives a natural glow to the skin.

It has a soft creamy feel with a dewy glow finish. On the cheeks it stays dewy but as the day progresses remains dewy but not greasy. I’ve been experimenting with this for two weeks now and like this either alone for low-key makeup days, as a base for powder blush or bronzer to give cheeks dimension and help color adhere to the face, or topped on top of cheek bones over blush/bronzer for a highlight. It’s really versatile. I’ve also tried this on the lips. It looks pretty topped with a clear gloss or dabbed in the center to add a bit of shimmer. As far as I can tell there is no detectable scent or taste.

A few more close ups and swatches:

Swatched with a heavy hand, once blended it sheers out:

A few comparison swatches to other cream and liquid highlighter/blushes. Most of these were either limited-edition or were discontinued (previous features and reviews will linked below):

Tom Ford Cream Cheek Color in Pink Sand

Pink Sand offers a radiant no-fuss easy to use glow to my medium skin (I use Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation in Bisque 4, swatches to other foundations in rotation here). On lighter skin tones the pink will show up more and probably make this look more like a pink blush. If you’re medium to dark this will probably perform more like a highlighter on your skin tone. Lasting power on my normal combination skin was very good, from morning to afternoon without fading. If you have super oily skin you may find the dewy factor increase into the afternoon. Being a huge fan of Tom Ford Beauty I really love this one. It’s quite a splurge at $65 so if you’re unable to test in person I hope you find the swatches and comparisons in this post helpful.

The Tom Ford Soleil Collection for summer is starting to trickle in stores and online. You can find Pink Sand now online at Nordstrom and Saks. Available for pre-order at Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and Tom Ford (while supplies last as it is a limited-edition item).

The Tom Ford Pink Sand was provided courtesy of the PR team for review consideration.

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  • Amanda Hollingsworth April 27, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    I bought this this afternoon after being made up in my makeover using it. Wow it's soooo pretty. It's so girlish, and dewy, and my cheeks look all radiant. And the retro compact is to die for. The colour is a perfect pink, not a Barbie artificial pink nor too blue a pink. Just exquisite.

  • Rachel Polansky April 27, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Such a gorgeous color–perfect for spring and summer!

  • Fancie April 28, 2015 at 3:12 am

    The blush looks beautiful on your complexion! It's so luminous and feminine. It would make a great blush for spring and summer.

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  • Annikky April 28, 2015 at 11:14 am

    This looks beautiful and I love the packaging, but my issue with the white compacts is that they start looking worn pretty soon. I have the Unabashed from last year and and I love it, but you have to be extremely careful not to leave any marks and stains on it. Mine is more-or-less ruined and it's a bit annoying when the packaging is such a big part of the charm.

  • Agata April 28, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    It looks so beautiful, it's my favorite piece from the summer collection!

  • makeup magpie May 2, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    I swatched this one today and regret that I went home without it, but will be ordering it now! It's such a flattering pink shade and I like the subtle sheen 🙂

  • María Blardone May 4, 2015 at 9:50 am

    I use Chanel Revelation and it is great for my skin tone and also an amazing product!
    Lots of love, xx

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